Friday, 30 May 2014

Irregular Choice Flirtation Sunglasses

It was my birthday last weekend. My parents were away on holiday, so my little sister did her best, but I was unable for visitors, an outing or any fun celebrations really.  It turned out to be a really uneventful and pretty boring day to be honest (other than the hour of watching 'Most Haunted'-totally my guilty pleasure).  I know my health and ability hasn't been great for 12 years, but this year has just been horrid and I hope things turn around soon.  Anyway, Mum had asked if there was something I had in mind for my birthday and I knew of the perfect thing.
Irregular Choice Flirtation cat sunglasses

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Celebrating 150 Years

Now that the building work is finished on our house (thank goodness, feels like forever), we're at the point of sorting out furniture and starting to move into the new rooms. My shoe-room is still some way off, as it's currently a makeshift bedroom for my sister. So once she moves into her new bedroom and empties the old one, I'll start deciding on paint and furniture for it and then once that's done, the fun begins! I honestly can't wait, as the thought of having to do the 'seasonal switch' and constantly fight a losing battle against leaning floor to ceiling shoe box towers is enough to make me want to wear the same pair of shoes forever! Anyway I'm starting to browse furniture and storage ideas online for inspiration and then I got totally sidetracked by this lovely lot from John Lewis (as I do)!
John Lewis vintage deckchair and tea towel prints

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Comparison Swatches: MAC Alluring Aquatic

As promised, here are my comparison swatches of some of my MAC 'Alluring Aquatic' pieces. I raided my MAC lipstick tray to find something similar-rather randomly I might add! It's been so long since I've looked at makeup that I'm forgetting shade names and colours and had to check/open each one. However, I easily found several similar ones, some swatched very similarly, others not so much. Comparison MAC Nude Lipsticks Facing

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Plus Size PVC Skirt

In my teens (late 90's) I had the most awesome wardrobe (kinda wish I had photographic evidence of every single outfit). By that point my Mum was almost letting me wear what I wanted (the Scary Spice hot pants/long coat combo thing was sheepishly returned to the shop however).  There wasn't much that was off-limits; bright prints, all black or fluffy and pastel, whatever I felt like that day really. It was a standing joke at one point that if it wasn't leopard print, furry or PVC, I wouldn't wear it! So it's no surprise I've been feeling nostalgic with all the lovely pastel colours this season and especially when it comes to patent skirts! ASOS Unicorn tshirt and pvc pencil skirt

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Haul & Swatches: MAC Alluring Aquatic

I've been a little out of the loop in regards to MAC collections lately. Nothing has caught my eye online (I have no physical counter near here) and for some reason they no longer bother to email me (even if I sign up for their limited releases), so I've dissed them a bit! However my eye was definitely transfixed when I spied this gorgeous turquoise metallic packaging last week. Sadly, it had already been out for a couple of days and with me not being able for the computer much just now, some had already sold-out. I started googling some of the shades to see if any were decent and then I discovered the really cool thing about the packaging and started making a list of must-haves! collection of mac cosmetics on white background

Friday, 2 May 2014

H! By Henry Holland: My Top 5 Dresses

Wearing H by Henry Holland dresses
Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all well and enjoying the little bit of sunshine. If you follow my other blog, The Shoe Girl Diaries, then you'll be fully aware of my love for the H! by Henry Holland range. I find it's generally quite generously sized, so being on the cusp of 'plus-size', the 18's actually fit me well. Debenhams is one of the rare places I can walk into and have options and choice on what to buy, which makes a pleasant change.